Bronson Caves

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Bronson Caves is a 0.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Los Angeles, California that features a cave. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

0.6 miles 95 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

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Bronson Canyon, or Bronson Caves, is a section of Griffith Park in Los Angeles that has become famous as a filming location, especially known for the "bat cave" scenes in the Batman TV series of the 1960s. It's an easy, off-leash, kid friendly hike with much more strenuous extensions available. In 1903, the Union Rock Company founded a quarry, originally named Brush Canyon, for excavation of crushed rock used in the construction of city streets. The quarry ceased operation in the late 1920s, leaving the caves behind. The caves became known as the Bronson Caves after a nearby street, giving the area its more popular name of Bronson Canyon (the same street indirectly provided the stage name for actor Charles Bronson, who chose the name of the Bronson Gate at Hollywood's Paramount Studios, which in turn derived its name from Bronson Street). The hike itself is really more of a walk up to the caves/tunnels; however, three blazed trails abound from the cavern site. None are marked, but they are easily recognizable from the cavern site: 1. Connect into the Brush Canyon trail (heading North) following a parallel path with Canyon Drive (NOTE: Steep and dangerous grade) 2. Connect to Hollywood and/or Western Canyon roads via a 1 1/4 mile route called the Griffitite Serpentine (NOTE: Steep and dangerous grade) 3. Continue south on trail from canyon to an area known for it's quartzite beach pebbles (a favorite for kids)

trail running
4 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

Perfect for little ones. This hike is very short, but Caves we're pretty cool to see. You can find other trails that can lead to the Hollywood sign. A bit muddy because we went a day after a rainy day. Parking at 1pm wasn't bad at all. Friendly people on the trails.

19 days ago

21 days ago

Quick, easy walk/hike. Dog friendly! Caves were pretty cool and plenty of little off-main trails to climb to the top of the canyon.

hiking
22 days ago

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1 month ago

Very easy hike ! And short

walking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

fun and very easy

3 months ago

Easy trail to hike and awesome to see the Bat Caves. You can climb up a few other sides near there for great views of the Hollywood sign. Go on a weekday as parking can be limited during the week.

hiking
3 months ago

birding
3 months ago

4 months ago

Simple quick and easy

hiking
4 months ago